Pre-school storytime today

Rory Armstrong recently received a certificate for reading 100 books in the 1,000 Books before school program.

Rory Armstrong recently received a certificate for reading 100 books in the 1,000 Books before school program.

Reminder that Preschool Storytime is on today Wednesday 5 May at 10.30am. Everyone is welcome to join us for lots of songs and stories.

Movie double header is this Saturday, May 8

Ensure that you have booked your seats for this Saturday's movie double header.

We have another family movie The Croods: a new age at 4pm and The Dry at the usual 8pm session. Bookings are required via the library.

The movies for June and July are now listed on both the events sections of Facebook and the library website.

Free online author talks

The next free online author talk will be with Meredith Burgmann and Nadia Wheatley discussing their new book Radicals: Remembering the Sixties with Melinda McNaughton from Wollondilly Library with the support of NSW Public Libraries Association on Thursday May 13 at 1pm.

Tickets must be booked via Eventbrite.

Final few days of the Second-hand toy sale and the kids book sale

The sale is being packed up in time for Library Week.

There are only a few toys left for sale. There are some bikes, etc that are in the back office if anyone is interested. The kids book sale has lots to choose from.

So please support the sale to support the library.

Get ready for Library Week in May

As always Library Week is held in May and this year is no different except that we are not in lock down this time. Instead of the normal Preschool Storytime on Wednesday, May 19 we will be participating in National Simultaneous Storytime at 11am. This year the book Give me some space! by Philip Bunting will be read from the International Space Station by astronaut Dr Shannon Walker.

Then on Thursday 20 May at 11am we will be hosting the Biggest Morning Tea to raise funds for the Cancer Council.

Easter Colouring-in competition

Entries from the Easter colouring-in competition are now ready for collection from the library.

Library catalogue access

Reminder to everyone that you have 24/7 access to the library catalogue. Not only can you search for an item, but you can log into your account and renew your items. Access is via the library website https://grenfellpubliclibrary.org.au/ Your User ID is your member number on your card B0..... and your password is your date of birth ddmmyy.

1,000 Books Before School

Encourage early literacy and a love of reading for your child. Parents canjoin children at any stage during the year. The program is for children aged from birth to starting kindergarten. The target of 1,000 books may seem huge but can easily be achieved in less than three years with little effort.

If the child attends Storytime at the Library or the Grenfell Pre-School & Long Day Care Centre, the books read will count towards the 1,000 total. Stories from The Story Box Library, BorrowBox and indyreads™ count as well. An investment of one book a day, three to four minutes is all that is necessary to open a child's mind to a lifelong love of books and learning. Certificate presentations are held quarterly. The next presentation will be in June.

So, sign up your child to the program and a library membership today.

Story Box Library available 24/7

Story Box Library is a great streaming service for kids. This is an Australian product created for children to view stories by local authors and illustrators, being read aloud by fantastic, predominantly Australian and New Zealand, storytellers. Free access using your library card number. No password required. More information is available on the library website at https://grenfellpubliclibrary.org.au/elibrary/

Upcoming events

May

Wednesday 5 Preschool Storytime 10.30am

Saturday 8 Movie - The Croods: a new age. Rated PG. Doors open at 3.45pm and movie will start at 4pm. Seats must be booked via library. FOGL will be running the candy bar.

Saturday 8 Movie - The Dry. Rated MA15+. Doors open at 7.45pm and movie will start at 8pm. Seats must be booked via library. FOGL will be running the candy bar.

Wednesday 12 Junior Book Club at 5pm for kids in years 4, 5 and 6

Thursday 13 Free online author talk Radicals: Remembering the Sixties. Tickets must be booked via Eventbrite. Details on the library Facebook and website.

Thursday 13 PJ Storytime at 6.45pm for a 7pm start.

Wednesday 19 National Simultaneous Storytime at 10.45am

Thursday 20 The Biggest Morning Tea at 11am.